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  • Hizzy and Plater win at Oulton

    02 September 2002

    Hizzy and Plater win at Oulton

    Steve Hislop added to his MCN British Superbike victories with a win at Oulton Park on Sunday. Shane Byrne was second to Hizzy in race one with Michael Rutter taking the third place.In race two it was...

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  • GP qualifying times from Estoril

    02 September 2002

    GP qualifying times from Estoril

    Alex Barros has snatched provisional pole from under the nose of Daijiro Kato, by just 7/1000ths of a second ahead of Sunday’s Portuguese GP at Estoril.The Brazilian rider has consistently been the...

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  • Brits look forward to Estoril GP

    02 September 2002

    Brits look forward to Estoril GP

    This weekend, September 7-8, sees the Portuguese Grand Prix at Estoril, the scene of pre-season testing for most teams earlier in the year. And for most of the Brits taking part, it’s coming on the...

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  • Hodgson on the podium twice

    02 September 2002

    Hodgson on the podium twice

    Neil Hodgson took two third spots in the two WSB races Oschersleben, Germany on Sunday, while Colin Edwards stormed to another double victory.Race one’s top three was: 1) Edwards(Honda), 2) Bayliss...

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  • Edwards is on an Assen mission

    02 September 2002

    Edwards is on an Assen mission

    If there’s a fat lady warming up somewhere, someone’s forgotten to tell Colin Edwards to take the plugs from his ears. The Honda rider has scorched to the top of today’s qualifying session ahead of...

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  • Hizzy takes Cadwell double

    26 August 2002

    Hizzy takes Cadwell double

    Steve Hislop stormed to the double win at Cadwell Park in the latest round of the MCN-backed British Superbike series on the Bank Holiday.Hislop told MCN: " I came here wanting to get a grip on...

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  • Stewart becomes youngest AMA 125 champ

    26 August 2002

    Stewart becomes youngest AMA 125 champ

    James Stewart became the youngest ever rider to win an AMA Motocross title at the Broome-Tioga, New York, on Sunday.Stewart, who is 16 years and 9 months, won both races to take the overall win. He...

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  • Watch BSB bosses bend it like Beckham

    26 August 2002

    Watch BSB bosses bend it like Beckham

    Two international footballers have been drafted in by top BSB team bosses to thrash the press in a charity footy match. Ex-Liverpool star Dean Saunders and Leeds midfielder Tony Dorigo will join BSB...

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  • Max power stops Honda in Brno

    26 August 2002

    Max power stops Honda in Brno

    Max Biaggi became the first man this season to break the Honda hegemony with his debut win of the MotoGP era at the Czech GP in Brno, today.He lead from pole, taking with him Valentino Rossi and...

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  • Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

    26 August 2002

    Provisional 2003 WSB calendar

    The provisional calendar for the 2003 WSB championship has finally been released, and the biggest news is a new round at the amazing Sepang track in Malaysia as well as a new French round at Magny...

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  • Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

    26 August 2002

    Hodgson storms to Oschersleben pole

    Neil Hodgson took a stunning Superpole to top the grid going into Sunday’s WSB round at Oschersleben today.His time of 1:26.502 was good enough to hold off Honda’s Colin Edwards and repeats his pole...

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  • Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

    26 August 2002

    Whitham out of Oschersleben WSS

    Jamie Whitham has pulled out of this weekend’s World Supersport round at Oschersleben, Germany.The Belgarda Yamaha rider is still suffering from the effects of his horrendous 130mph crash at Brands...

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  • Edwards threatens with provisional pole

    26 August 2002

    Edwards threatens with provisional pole

    A new engine has given Honda’s Colin Edwards fresh hope and provisional pole in Oschersleben today ahead of Sunday’s World Superbike race in Germany.The Texan smashed the lap record by half a second,...

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  • Now that’s a crash…

    26 August 2002

    Now that’s a crash…

    Barbequed CBR600 anyone? German Supersport rider Peter Koller can lay the blame for this hot little number on a loose fuel hose spraying petrol onto his rear tyre.Fortunately he escaped unhurt from...

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  • Pichon claims World 250cc title

    19 August 2002

    Pichon claims World 250cc title

    Michael Pichon has claimed the 250cc World Motocross championship with his ninth win in ten races.His latest win at Gaildorf, Germany on August 18, was his seventh in a row, and maintains his chances...

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  • Carmichael is 2002 AMA Motorcross champion

    19 August 2002

    Carmichael is 2002 AMA Motorcross champion

    Ricky Carmichael took the 2002 AMA Motocross championship at Spring Creek on Saturday August 17.He has totally dominated the season, winning every single race so far, and wrapped up the championship...

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  • Hislop steams to Cadwell pole

    19 August 2002

    Hislop steams to Cadwell pole

    Steve Hislop steamed through Superpole at Cadwell Park today to pip Michael Rutter for the top spot by just 0.120 of a second ahead of the Bank Holiday race.The MonsterMob Ducati rider set a time of...

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  • Teens get new supercross series

    19 August 2002

    Teens get new supercross series

    Young off-road talents will get a new 125cc supercross championship this winter, with the overall winner joining the Pro Circuit team for the first three races of the 2003 US Supercross series.The SX...

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  • Crash kills top Irish racer Jess

    19 August 2002

    Crash kills top Irish racer Jess

    Saturday’s Ulster GP at Dundrod was overshadowed by the death of top Irish rider Gary Jess.The 31-year-old painter and decorator from Moira, County Down, crashed his Yamaha 750 at Deer’s Leap and was...

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  • McWilliams claims provisional Brno sixth

    19 August 2002

    McWilliams claims provisional Brno sixth

    He may have been giving away almost 15mph to the top men, but that didn’t stop Jeremy McWilliams from claiming provisional sixth in MotoGP qualifying at Brno today.The Ulsterman lines up alongside...

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  • Biaggi busts records for Brno pole

    19 August 2002

    Biaggi busts records for Brno pole

    Max Biaggi became the first man to crack the sub-two minute lap at Brno today to snare pole position in Sunday’s Czech MotoGP.His time of 1:59.646 was fractions faster than Daijiro Kato on the Gresini...

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  • Rossi tops Brno free practice

    19 August 2002

    Rossi tops Brno free practice

    Valentino Rossi topped this morning’s free practice ahead of Sunday’s Czech MotoGP. The Italian’s time of 2:00.943 was four tenths of a second faster than second place man Alex Barros around the...

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  • Bostroms in serious boat accident

    19 August 2002

    Bostroms in serious boat accident

    Ben Bostrom, his former girlfriend Kat and brother Eric narrowly avoided being killed when their dinghy was hit by a motor boat while on holiday in Italy at the weekend.Bostrom said: " Kat is...

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  • Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

    19 August 2002

    Edwards poised to sign for Ducati

    Colin Edwards has exclusively confirmed to MCN that he will sign to the Ducati WSB squad for 2003.He’s told MCN that he has signed a letter of intent to ride for the Italian factory and unless Castrol...

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